Far Gone EP
'...It's good stuff... ['Far Gone EP'] by local singer-songwriter Alex Pfundt has the feel of the bonus tracks you'll find included on CD versions of Elvis Costello's debut, 'My Aim is True.'' -Aaron Jentzen, Pittsburgh City Paper For Alex Pfundt (pronounced Funt), music has always been a necessity. Born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, Alex's relationship with music started at age 5, upon discovering a ukulele in his father's office. In grade school, he began studying classical clarinet and joined the school band. Then in his teens, when forced to audition for his high school choir, Alex discovered that despite hating choir, he could actually sing. At that point, Alex abandoned the clarinet, picked up guitar, and began writing songs. Alex then moved to central New York to attend Ithaca College. While majoring in English, he continued to write songs and perform publicly whenever the chance would arise, building a small, yet enthusiastic fan base. Now based in Pittsburgh, PA, Alex has released his debut studio effort Far Gone EP, an eclectic mix of crafty tunes produced by his college friend Zack Dinerstein and mastered by Grammy-nominated recording engineer Bob Acquaviva. The album showcases Alex's dynamic and eloquent songwriting. The title track "Far Gone" and "The Heavenly Hour" both offer sharp and witty commentaries on the perils of relationships, whereas "Thrift Shop" and "Polaroids and Tattoos" have a psychological depth heard in the works of songwriters twice his age. "Don't Deny" is a stringent, but beautiful anthem against an indecisive lover. With clever lyrics and a unique style, Alex is well on his way to establishing himself as a refreshingly prolific artist.